Promoting a Culture of Recognition

Promoting a Culture of Recognition

Do you have a culture of retention or turnover? Do your employees feel like they are on a progressive journey, or that the foot...
First Contact Resolution

Finding Your FCR Opportunities

Any contact received from a customer comes with a set of expectations, and one of those is that the issue will be completely resolved...
Coffee Anyone

Coffee, Anyone?

If you are a WFM Scheduler and need a quick way to boost employee morale, try out a test-run of offering three 10-minute breaks...
Practice Forgiveness

Practice Forgiveness

Have you heard of The Golden Rule? It’s common English phrasing is: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. The Golden Rule,...
Management 101

Management 101: Flying by the Seat of Your Pants

“Flying by the seat of your pants” is an expression coined by World War II fliers. It was used to describe flying when instruments...
Training Budget

Get the Most Out of Your Training Budget

Training can be one of the biggest costs in any contact center. If you take several hundred (or thousand) agents and multiple that by...
Workforce Management Trust

What? You Don’t Trust Your WFM System?!

If you feel like your WFM system just doesn't give you the right net staffing, here is the approach I take to fixing it....
Call Center Agent Appreciation

”My Husband Just Died“: What Will Your Agents Do Next?

While sitting on the panel during a town hall meeting of contact center leaders, I was asked by Mary, one of the attendees, “I...
Frontline Coaches

Frontline Coaches: Ask Don’t Tell

Despite the critical role that they play in employee satisfaction and retention, frontline supervisors often are not provided with the training on how to drive...
A Day in the Contact Center

A Day in the Contact Center with LINDSEY ANSLOW

LINDSEY ANSLOW has dedicated her career to working in customer-centric contact centers. As Director of Operations at DependableIT, a third-party provider of commercial and residential...
WFM on a Mac

WFMing on a Mac and in Excel Without Add-Ins

Have you ever tried to calculate how many people you’d need to answer 100 calls with a 30-second ASA and a 3-minute handle time? ...
Why Training Matters

Why Training Matters: Linking Training Program Success to Larger Company Goals

Wait a minute, if it’s 2015, shouldn’t we have flying cars by now? Much to the disappointment of Marty McFly from “Back to the...
Map Your Customer’s Journey

Map Your Customer’s Journey

Today’s customers own multiple technology devices and use them to interact with companies and brands like never before. People’s preference for—and reliance on—technology to...
Slow service

What Causes Slow Service?

Speed is the ultimate compliment that we can pay our customers. It shows that we value their time and we recognize they have better...
Co-Create-Experience

Co-Create an Experience that Customers Value

What is often missing during the development of the customer experience strategy is the main element: the customer. Making assumptions about what customers value...
Keeping Core Values

Keeping Core Values Top of Mind

How do you get your entire company to support and live your core values? By engaging staff and leaders in defining what your organization...
Training Aligned

Is Your Contact Center Training Aligned with Organizational Goals?

It’s an unfortunate reality in many companies that staff development becomes an easy target anytime the budget needs to be tightened. Once training resources...
Recruiting and Retaining Talent

Recruiting and Retaining Top Talent

Is your current recruiting and hiring strategy the same one that’s been in place for the past five or 10 years? If so, you’ve...